A gentleman in advanced years who had grown weary and tired of living said to me, “I’m ready to move on.” Meaning, he was ready to quit living here on earth and accept death as a progressive step.
As I listened to his story, I could see that he was giving up too easily and for the wrong reasons. He was laboring under a belief of weariness and tiredness, rather than rejoicing and celebrating life. The belief that death was going to improve his experience was illusion. It was a better understanding of Life as God that was going to improve his experience, put the bounce back in his step and get him enjoying life once again.
So, we had a conversation about “Moving on.”
I said, “Moving on is a great idea, but let’s move on to something positive. Let’s not resign to failure and wave a white flag of surrender to mortal suffering. Let’s conquer that suffering sense, demonstrate success and live Life to the fullest in the moment you are in. There is no other moment.
‘Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven,’ (Matt. 6:10, RSV) Jesus Christ taught us to pray.”
I continued, “If you ‘Move on,’ be sure it’s with an enlightened thought, an inspired point of view, and a correct understanding of Life as spiritual, filled with strength, energy, delight, joy, health and boundless freedom here and now.”
He quickly got the point and brightened immediately. The suffering lifted and he decided to “move on” to Life and make Life his friend instead of feeling like he had been a failure.
For the rest of us, moving on is great idea, but be sure to move on to something worth having. Death is not the prize we seek. Life is! Move on to Life and live, here and now! It’s the happiest path to walk.